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Primary challengers emerge to run against Kim Daniels

The Democratic field in Northwest Jacksonville’s House District 14 continues to get crowded. Angie Nixon filed last week to run for the seat currently held by second-term incumbent Rep. Kim Daniels. Nixon, a political operative and community organizer, will present the second high-profile challenger to the incumbent. Daniels, elected in 2016, is a self-styled “Blue Dog” Democrat who …

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State Lawmakers Fight Citizen Initiatives

MIAMI—UNION STAFFER Angie Nixon racked up tons of unpaid overtime to help put Medicaid expansion on the 2020 Florida ballot.  The Jacksonville woman sacrificed time with her daughter, a precocious pre-teen who texted her mom advice during speaking gigs. For many months Nixon worked 50-to-75-hour weeks coordinating the training of volunteers to collect petition signatures. To Nixon, …

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Florida bill offering three months of paid leave stalling in House and Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It might be now or never this session for a bill giving Floridians three months of paid leave. Senate Bill 1194 and its House companion stole headlines when they were introduced last month. The legislation is now living in limbo, failing to get scheduled for discussion in committee, which is crucial for …

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Mousa to Jags

Some scoopage from the Florida Times-Union: former Jacksonville Chief Administrator Sam Mousa will be the real 12th man on the Lot J negotiations. Mousa, who left the Curry administration this summer, was recommended “in the best interest of the public” by current Chief Administrator Brian Hughes. Hughes lauded Mousa’s “unique and valuable perspective and experience” related to the city’s sports …

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